Vernon 2017 BC 55 Plus BC Games events confirmed

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Today, Wee Yee, President of the 2017 55+ BC Games, proudly announced the selection of sports to be held during the Vernon & Area Games from September 12 - 16, 2017. A total of 27 sports were proposed to and approved by the BC Senior Games Society (BCSGS) during the Society’s fall board meeting held last week in Vernon.

Marking the 30th Anniversary of the 55+ BC Games and the return to its inaugural host city, Vernon and surrounding communities will showcase 27 sporting events expected to draw over 3,500 participants, almost 1,500 volunteers, and bring an estimated $3.5M revenue boost to the communities during the 5- day event.

The confirmed selection of sports announced is:

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Bocce
  • Bridge
  • Carpet Bowling
  • Cribbage
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Dragon Boats
  • Equestrian
  • Five Pin Bowling
  • Floor Curling
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Ice Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Mountain Bike Racing
  • Pickleball
  • Slo-Pitch
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Whist

“Most of the sports will be held in venues throughout Vernon and Coldstream” stated Wee. “Armstrong, also a 2017 Games community partner, is well-suited for the Archery, Cycling (road races), Darts, Equestrian, and Table Tennis venues. We are all excited to offer a wide selection of activities for these historical 30th Games.”

With this initial announcement confirming the selection of sports, attention of the 2017 Games Board will now focus on volunteer recruitment and securing additional corporate sponsors and community partners to ensure the success of the Games. The Vernon & Area 2017 Games website as well as the BC Games website outlining the many volunteer duties available and more general Games information will both be updated and live in the first week of December.


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